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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE34 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Enforcement Program for Consumer Products and Commercial and Industrial Equipment 
Abstract:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will propose revising its existing enforcement regulations for certain consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (EPCA). The proposal, if adopted, would provide the regulated industry with further clarity and transparency about DOE’s enforcement process, including enforcement sampling procedures and test notice requirements. The proposal will provide for a process to petition DOE for review and modification or reversal of a determination of noncompliance, and for DOE to have the discretion to consider third-party certification program testing as official enforcement test data. Ultimately, the proposal will further align DOE’s regulations with its statutory authority, foster communication between DOE and the regulated industry, and promote the effective and systematic enforcement of DOE’s regulations.

 
Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 429   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6291-6309    42 U.S.C. 6311-6317   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Laura Barhydt
Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement, GC-32
Department of Energy
Office of General Counsel, 1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 287-5772
Email: laura.barhydt@hq.doe.gov